Discover Vogue Scandinavia’s selection of the best lipsticks for a more sustainable approach to makeup. Below, we've collected the an array of pout-enhancing pigments to buy now
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Lipsticks are the makeup product that can truly make or break a look. Ask anybody who holds their ground on beauty on how a red lip can completely transform or salvage an ensemble. Whether you go for the iconic red shades or opt for the more natural beiges, browns or taupes, lipsticks are one of those products you can never get enough of.
But, what happens when we find our true match and use it, keep using it, and then buy it over and over again? Well, pollution happens. However, this can be salvaged with one of beauty’s new favourite makeup feats — refillable products. Keep the case, fill up the pigment, and you’re good to go for another round. Here you have our selection of the best refillable lipsticks to invest in now.
These are the best refillable lipsticks to buy now:
Dries Van Noten Refillable Lipstick
Just launched, Dries Van Noten's new lipstick collection is a dream for those wishing to get the best pigment on their lips and the cutest cases in their purse. Refillable, one can mix and match the cases, and shades depending on the mood, look and style we're going for that day.
Valentino Refillable Lipstick
There's nothing like a Valentino red lip. However, the brand has another 44 shades to choose from in their refillable range. From cream to matte, it's a matter of selecting the best shade for you and rocking the hue all day, every day.
Christian Louboutin Refillable Lipstick
Louboutin's refillable case looks more like an enchanted vial than a lipstick case. While we find all of their shades magical, we're especially fond of their red – matching our red bottom heels, of course.
Kjaer Weis Refillable Lipstick
Made with a special blend of beeswax, jojoba seed oil, sweet almond oil, and rosa rubiginosa oil, Kjaer Weis' lipstick will simultaneously pump up the pigment and nourish the lips. Keep them smooth, soft and colourful all day long.
Zao Refillable Lipstick
Zao is a french cosmetics brand whose central brand pillar is refillability and sustainability. With this in mind, they set out to create a whole range of refillable products held in casings made from bamboo wood — a more sustainable approach to packaging. The reason why we know this specific product works wonders? Their refillable lipsticks are the bestsellers.
Sensai Refillable Lipstick
Sensai's new refillable lipsticks merge all the benefits from Sensai's quality makeup with the sustainable benefits of a refillable product. With intense pigment that will last all day long, this product helps us battle dull, boring lips.
Charlotte Tilbury Refillable Lipstick
One of the most coveted matte lipsticks, Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution Lipstick, also happens to be refillable. Singlehandedly satisfying our need for soft, matte lips — this iconic iteration has us running to stock up on our favourite matte finish.
Hourglass Refillable Lipstick
Hourglass' journey with lipsticks is one to commend. A vegan brand, they created Red 0 — an entirely vegan red pigment that holds up to par with the traditional carmine-derived shades (notoriously tricky to emulate). That being iconic enough in itself, the overall design of the refillable flask means everyone should keep it close and ready for a red-lip moment.
Kure Bazaar Refillable Lipstick
Mostly known and loved for their model-approved nail polish, Kure Bazaar holds a full range of refillable lipsticks within its rank. Our hunch? With time, the lipstick could come to dethrone the hold nail varnishes have over the brand's consumer. With a case made of 100 per cent aluminium — meaning the reusability of the sleeve minimises production energy consumption by 95 per cent — they offer an ample range of shades to match perfectly with your next manicure.
Hermès Refillable Lipstick
You know them, you love them — and now you can refill them. Besides being one of the most luxurious-to-touch sleeves on the market, Hermès' lipstick cases are an accessory on their own. With their refillable option, now you can keep said accessory as you top up your touch-up colour.
Dior Refillable Lipstick new
With new sleeves just launched in its AW22 collection, Dior's refillable lipstick cases are another one of those 'accessories on their own' type products. From denim-clad to a pink case inspired by iconic Dior handbags, there's a case for everyone to match any ensemble.
Guerlain Refillable Lipstick
When it comes to the OG refillable lipsticks, our mind turns to Guerlain. Originally meant as a way to customise your cases according to preference and style, it slowly evolved into a sustainable approach to lipsticks. Keep the case, buy the refill, stay classy.
Chanel Refillable Lipstick
There is nothing like a Chanel lipstick; From the design to performance, it's one of the most coveted products out there. Now, the iconic lippy is getting a sustainable revamp with the launch of their new Rouge Allure L'Extrait. Encased in a golden bullet, the creamy formula stays on for hours while nourishing the lips and pigmenting the pout.
La Bouche Rouge Refillable Lipstick
For La Bouche Rouge, lipsticks are meant to be refillable and customisable. Their leather-embossed cases are designed to be stamped with the owner's initials personalising the experience. It takes the meaning of a case you want to keep to a whole other level. From classic reds to universal beiges, there's even a clear balm option.
Fenty Beauty Refillable Lipstick
Mother-to-be Rihanna might not be giving us any new music but is definitely breaking the internet in other ways. Fenty, known for its pigment, performance and glam, just launched what is soon-to-be the hero lippy in everyone's makeup bag.
Serge Lutens Refillable Lipstick
Finally, French brand Serge Lutens is known for its luxurious texture and overtly-highly pigmented formulas. From mauve to beige, red to balm, their hydrating formula is one to keep close to our hearts and topped off to the brim.
Why should you buy a refillable lipstick?
The obvious answer is that refillable lipsticks are the most sustainable way to consume said makeup products. By only changing the pigment, we avoid the additional usage of the outer casing, reducing plastic, metal and energy consumption. On top of that, if you're not convinced yet (although why wouldn't you?), refillables are more affordable than the full, brand-new product.
How do you refill a lipstick tube?
Surprisingly, it's easier than one would think. Most lipsticks are either snapped-in or magnetically secured within the lipstick case. When done, it's only a matter of pulling it out, properly discarding the old pigment and introducing the new one.